Investment Trust Senior Accountant (based in Glasgow or Dundee) in BNP Paribas Securities Services at Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Website BNP Paribas Securities Services

This listing is about BNP Paribas Securities Services in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 35 markets around the world and a global reach covering 90+ markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

As of 30 September 2019, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 11.491 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2.759 trillion in assets under administration and 10,491 funds administered.

The Team

The Investment Trust Accounting Department exists to provide the timely and accurate production of all management and financial accounts information for the assigned Investment Trust Clients. This support includes any ad hoc requests from clients which will be billed as appropriate

The Role

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for the timely and accurate production of all management and financial accounts information for the assigned Investment Trust Clients. Also, the role holder will support the team leader with the management of team members including development and performance. They will understand and ensure compliance with the Company’s Control Framework (AAF) within the department

The Responsibilities

Operational Excellence

  • To meet client KPIs and service delivery commitments
  • To review and sign-off team deliverables including but not limited to:
  • Daily and Monthly Net Asset Value (NAV) calculations
  • Client payments
  • Monthly checks and management accounts
  • Management fee calculations
  • Performance fee calculations
  • Accrual calculations
  • Statutory accounts
  • Board papers including revenue estimates
  • Other ad hoc information for fund managers, boards and others as required.
  • VAT Returns
  • ONS Returns
  • Timely completion of internal team management information
  • Participate in client and internal change activity as required ensuring no detrimental impact to client service delivery

Client Focus

  • Day to day production contact with Clients, Auditors, Custodians and other departments within BNP Paribas Securities Services
  • Ensure understanding and compliance with client SLAs and internal delivery deadlines
  • Review/assist in planning and preparation of interim and final financial statements (including tax computations)

Risk and Control

  • Assess team processes to improve efficiency, control and to reduce risk
  • Timely completion and control of all team information including group in-box
  • Support Head of Department, Manager and Team Leaders in ensuring that all significant activities are documented within procedures, kept up-to-date and recorded on the procedures database
  • Support both Manager and Team Leader in ensuring all checklists utilised in review and sign off clearly document controls and are kept up-to-date
  • Have understanding and ensure compliance with Company’s Internal Control Framework, including documentation of control incidents, ensuring that preventative actions are communicated and embedded
  • Support training and development of team members
  • Timely escalation of any issues to Team Leader
  • Corrective and preventative action if deadlines / quality standards are at risk
  • Maintaining training and continuing competency (T&C)


The Requirements

  • Qualified accountant
  • Sound technical experience in preparation of statutory accounts under UK GAAP and IFRS. Financial services experience would be an advantage
  • Experience in related role
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
  • Advanced numerical skills and accounting knowledge
  • Excellent knowledge of statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Solid problem solving skills
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Excellent computer literacy including spreadsheet skills
  • Being responsible, reliable and accountable

Equal Opportunities

BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As an employee with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes home working for up to 50% of your contracted hours, a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 9%, private healthcare and GP service all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance and so in addition to the core benefits you will also have access to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits including dental cover, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.


Primary Location


Job Type

Standard / Permanent



Education Level

Not indicated



Company: BNP Paribas Securities Services

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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